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Fake Washing Suds
Consumers in England have been alerted to be on the lookout for fake washing suds. Rogue boxes of 'Bold 2in1' are masquerading as the real thing. A government official is quoted as saying: "Consumers are aware of counterfeit DVDs and computer games but fake washing powder is unusual and goes to show the length that counterfeiters will go to deceive the public." I certainly wasn't aware of this problem. I think I could use washing powder for years without ever noticing that it was fake, because I tend to just dump the stuff in the machine and walk away. I never hang around to check out if it's sudsing up.
Posted by Alex on Wed Jul 28, 2004
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The story refers to Uddingston, Lanarkshire, which is not in England at all but in Scotland.Posted by jag on Wed Jul 28, 2004 at 12:45 PM
Counterfiet "name-brand" products are very common and have been so for decades. Everything from toothpaste to tampons. It's not that the product dosent work (though it's usually of an inferior quality), it's a way for a manufacturer to take advantage of the advertising paid for by the real producer.Posted by Joesixpack on Wed Jul 28, 2004 at 12:58 PM